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Old 20-09-2009, 08:58   #1
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Safely Clean Moldy Line?

Those who know me might think I have an obsession with mold, because I summoned your help to get rid of mold from inside the boat (and I did, thanks to all the advice you were kind enough to give me) and now I discovered that my spare dock lines and anchor rodes are covered in mold in the respective locker. While bleach and borax worked miracles on the boat itself, I am concerned that they might damage the lines. Any advice as to how can I safely clean my lines is appreciated.

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Old 20-09-2009, 10:06   #2
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Mild detergent, water, and a rope brush, such as the Beal or Dobi, EMI, & etc.
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When I got back to my home marina after a year of being gone, I notice the lines on my bass boat (which had been hanging in the water) were covered with slimey green goo........Thought I would have to throw them out but ran then through a washing machine at the pay laundramat with a mild soap..
they look like they're new..
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1. Change location. Very little mold down here (Sahara).

2. Use Wet'n'forget, then just keep on using the lines and the rain/seawater will do the rest (remove the dead mold spores).

We had no problem removing mold ever, just wiping it off. However, when it gets into some canvas (like my fave and expensive Mammut rucksack, well - I just have to live with the new and otherwise unknown 'design' I have ... ;-((

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